2020-01-04 Living with Cancer Day 1032

Date: 2020 January 04, at 07:05:46 PST
Weather: 45°F Mist and Fog
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

07:05:46 PST – Breakfast in Bed
Dianne surprised me again by bringing breakfast up to bed for both of us. We chatted a bit about yesterday’s visit to UCSF. Before getting up we watched some prerecorded TV shows.

After getting dressed I spent time in my office cleaning things up, which took some time since I did not want to overdo it.

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2020-01-03 Living with Cancer Day 1031

Date: 2020 January 03, at 07:00:16 PST
Weather: 37°F Fog
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

07:00:00 PST – Getting Up
I got up early today since we have a 10:30 appointment at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. After doing my upstairs chores I went downstairs for breakfast.

Watching the local news shows that fog has moved in, but the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza has very light traffic. Our commute may not too bad today.

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2020-01-02 Living with Cancer Day 1030

Date: 2020 January 02, at 07:31:10 PST
Weather: 46°F Clear
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

A New Day – January 2nd

07:30:30 PST – Getting up
I got up at 7:30, a bit earlier since getting back home from UCSF. I did this as of next week I will be alone for a few hours in the morning since Dianne will be at work, which is about 5-10 minutes away. After getting dressed and doing some small tasks I went downstairs for breakfast.

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2020-01-01 Living with Cancer Day 1029

Date: 2020 January 01, at 07:30:06 PST
Weather: 41°F Sunny
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

Starting the New Year

07:30:00 PST – Getting up
My plan was to get up around 7:45, but Dianne beat me to it by bringing me breakfast to the bed so that we both coUld have it together. It was a great surprise.

After breakfast, I got dressed and ready to work on getting the Smart Switch fixed since the installing during Christmas did not work.

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2019-12-02/31 Living with Cancer Day 999-1028

First the good news, I am back blogging daily starting tomorrow. I am not counting today’s entry as if is more of a recap of most of December.

As to the bad news, I won’t provide a detailed recap for the missing entries, 2-31 December, instead I will provide a general recap of my 21 days at UCSF Medical Center @ Parnassus Heights.

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2019-12-01 Living with Cancer Day 998

Date: 2019 December 01, at 07:15:05 PST
Weather: 54 °F to 59 °F Cloudy and Rain
Location: UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights, San Francisco, CA

A New Day
Today started at 6:00 with my vitals being taken and my blood being drawn. Results became available at 6:30, with the numbers holding.

I did some cleanup of my overnight devices, iPad, iPhone, and Laptop, ready for use during the day.

It’s 7:15, ready for my 1st walk, on return my breakfast should arrive soon. Got 4 walks around the ward today within 15 minutes. After my return, I cleaned up my bed station, started checking my mail, still a lot of ads for the last day of Thanksgiving and tomorrow’s Cyber Monday. Last but not, resting and waiting for my breakfast.

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2019-11-30 Living with Cancer Day 997

Date: 2019 November 29, at 06:30:57 PST
Weather: 43°F to 52F Mostly Cloudy
Location: UCSF Helen Diller MC at Parnassus Heights, San Francisco, CA

Getting started
It is about 6:30 and the night nurse got ready for me to start the day. After taking my vitals I am getting my morning medication. Around 7:00 my FentaNYL patches were changed as well.

Shortly afterward my breakfast arrived, which was very good. Dianne and I went after it for a walk around the ward.

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2019-11-29 Living with Cancer Day 996

Date: 2019 November 29, at 06:30:57 PST
Weather: 43°F to 52°F Mostly Cloudy
Location: UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights, San Francisco, CA

Getting started
It is about 6:30 and the night nurse got ready for me to start the day. After taking my vitals I am getting my morning medication. Around 7:00 my FentaNYL patches were changed as well.

Shortly afterward my breakfast arrived, which was very good. Dianne and I went after it for a walk around the ward,

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2019-11-28 Living with Cancer Day 995

Today was THE day! I am not talking about Thanksgiving, however you all have a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽, enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner.

I am talking about starting my High Dosage of Cytoxan treatment administer over the next four days.

Because of us knowing we would not be together as a family today for our meal, Denise with some help from her mother, preparared a great Thanksgiving dinner, with all the fixings. It was a great dinner with all of us being together having a good time.

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2019-11-27 Living with Cancer Day 994

Today was a OK day! Dianne had planned to be home by 8:30, I therefore got up around 7:45 to be ready for her to be home. My plan was to stay upstairs to help her with things she had to do. This way I did not have to walk up and down the stairs too often. It turned out Dianne was staying downstairs for the morning as she was having the Tree People come around 10:00. I changed my plan and did the things I wanted to do upstairs before going downstairs. Since I was downstairs shortly after 9:00, I took my Antibiotics and 45 minutes later my other medication.

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